Archive for the 'The Media' Category

The Children’s Crusade

I could not put this book down, I turned out the lights at 3 AM two nights in a row. Then again, that’s not much later than my usual bedtime. So the way I discover books is by reading the reviews and then going to Amazon and checking the ratings. I’m only interested in that […]

American Idol

Broke the mold. It posited that there was unheralded talent that the usual suspects, the major labels and their A&R teams, were unjustly ignoring, and that by scooping up singers the public could decide who was best and a star could be born. It worked. And everybody making music the old way HATED IT! That’s […]


It used to be a religion. That’s right, late night started with Steve Allen, matured with Johnny Carson and ended with David Letterman. There are people on at 11:35 now, even 11 and 12:35, but they’re poseurs, inheritors of a throne no one pays fealty to anymore, despite a fawning press gushing in adulation, trying […]


We believe in it because there’s no advertising. That’s not completely true, that’s just the icing on the cake. The truth is HBO is a paragon of excellence with deep pockets that attracts the best creators in media. And when HBO says yes, which is not that often, it gives carte blanche to those creators, […]